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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

Perspectives (July/August 2017)

Last month I attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference—an incredible forum to learn the most innovative work happening across the country and connect with the people doing it. Two years ago at NACo’s Annual Conference, I learned about Nick Macchione’s Live Well San Diego initiative – More


School Wellness Committees: The Key to National Award Recognition

So how do schools achieve national recognition awards for wellness—and create a healthy space for students and staff? They form Wellness Committees that assess and prioritize best practices and policies that foster school wellness. Lead Mine Elementary and Swift Creek Elementary in Wake County did just that, and it More


Building ACEs Resilience in Wake County

We’re pleased to announce our Honorary Co-chairs for ACEs Resilience in Wake County:  Orage Quarles, Interim President and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and Lorrin Freeman, Wake County District Attorney. We value their leadership, as well as that of the Advisory Board and Steering Committee we are currently More


Smart Solutions for Schools Workshop

Save the date for AHA’s workshop for school administrators, teachers and parents: Smart Solutions for Schools. The workshop is offered Wed., Sept. 27 from 9:30-10:30 am and repeats again at 5:00-6:00 pm in Raleigh. Research shows that active, healthy students have higher achievement scores. Wake County Public Schools’ newly More


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